EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & Indoor Music Series — April 20th — 6 pm to 8 pm
LEFT is a labor of love comprised of 5 of Southern Oregon’s most accomplished and creative players. Originally conceived in 2009 as a local “side project” and vehicle to showcase Levick’s extensive catalog, the band gradually moved closer to everybody’s front burners as they began gaining popularity.
Because of the lineup and instrumentation (tons of acoustic and slide guitars), LEFT tends to create very rootsy/retro interpretations of Bret’s songs which almost always, albeit sometimes surprisingly, works quite nicely.
Over the years they have also peppered their sets with a few choice covers including some songs by The Stones, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Dylan, Rickie Lee Jones and JJ Cale.
LEFT is an acronym for the last names of the 4 original members. The current lineup is:
- Bret Levick: Vocals, Guitars
- Bob Evoniuk: (of One Horse Shy & Siskiyou Summit): Electric dobro, Vocals
- Greg Frederick: (Eric Burdon, Buddy Miles, Bo Diddly, Nickel & Nail): Bass, Vocals
- Matt Terreri: (Rebel Train, Funkamungus, ex Florida studio drummer): Drums, vocals
- Don Harris: (Pat Travers Band) Keyboards
Cover $5 Wine Club Members | $7 General Public
Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances:
• April 27th — Danielle Kelly Soul Project
Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series — April 25th — 6 pm
Join us on April 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series featuring The Brothers Reed.
We will be offering your choice of Kaleidoscope pizza by the slice and/or a RoxyAnn Winery house salad.
RoxyAnn Winery Blending Class — April 21st — 2 pm to 5 pm
Spend the afternoon in the barrel room with the RoxyAnn Winemakers, putting together your own red wine blend using some of RoxyAnn’s finest wines fresh from the barrel. Once you have a blend that tastes better than the Claret; we will bottle, cork and label your own keepsake bottle. Bring a jacket or sweater to wear. Lite snacks provided. Please note class is limited to 30 participants. Cost $50/per person.
Call the Tasting Room at 541.776.2315 then press 1 to make a reservation.
Wine & Design Floral Design 101: DIY Centerpieces — April 22nd — 2:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of flowers and fun at Hillcrest Orchard & RoxyAnn Winery. Sip wine and learn the basics of floral design hosted by Kate of Budding Inspiration Floral Design & Events. Everything needed for the class will be provided and you get to take home a beautiful centerpiece that YOU made!
$65 – Class | $70 – Class & Glass
Parties of 4 or more: $265 – each additional ticket $65 with wine included
CALL KATE @ 541-646-8172 to make a reservation
Wine Traditions Around the World
There’s more to wine than just being a party staple or an antioxidant. It is clothed with poignant traditions and unique celebrations that vary in different countries. Here are some unique wine traditions all around the world and see how these methods bring distinct wine personality to each place.
Featured Artist — April 2018
Erin Linton is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Erin on Sunday, April 8th from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. She will be providing a live demonstration of how she creates her artwork. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Ed Dunsavage and Joe Cohoon from 3 to 5 pm.
Orphan Girl Fine Art
I grew up in Lincoln, a small Oregon community twenty-two miles up Highway 66 from Ashland, now nestled in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. Here, I could step out my back door to explore seventy-five acres of towering pines and firs, and encounter the creatures who inhabited my world.
When I was eleven, I rescued an American Robin, named him Navin, and happily released him back into the wild after three months. I was hooked, and over the years I continued to roam my surroundings and take in orphans and injured birds. Privileged to watch these creatures, I got to know each of their personalities and with luck, to release them back into the woods I loved. I gained an intimate understanding of those acres and their animal inhabitants: I knew where a particular wildflower would appear, where the Tree Swallow would likely nest, and where to find petrified wood after the first heavy spring rains. I once encountered a coyote turning back to stop and stare at me, yellow eyes gleaming. I held an injured Sharp-Shined hawk and a pygmy owl—both completely unafraid. I eagerly anticipated the twice-a-year birding trips with my father to the Klamath Bird Refuge. There I learned to identify and name the hundred plus species that congregate during spring and fall migrations. And so it was that birds captured my heart.
By now I’ve cared for and rehabilitated hundreds of birds and a few mammals, and continue to do so with the help of Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation in Keno, Oregon. Part of my proceeds goes directly to wildlife rehabilitation.
Orphan Girl Fine Art brings together my love for wildlife, my passion for art and my taste for tea. I paint with Gouache on used teabags. The recycling process usually begins with inspiration to paint a bird or raptor I’ve encountered or rescued. It continues with saving teabags from myriad cups of tea savored–each bag to be processed. I let the tea bag dry out to set the stains and then painstakingly remove the tea. A quick rinse is next, followed by an overnight soak in a base bath to remove acidity. A soak in a distilled water bath allows them to be PH tested in batches; the tea bags dry and I flatten them; finally I apply them in layers on canvas board. I’ve prepared the canvas board with an India ink wash and other decorative papers to provide an aesthetically pleasing background before teabags go on. So, why teabags? Because their muted colors and textures enhance the natural qualities of fur and feathers, bringing to the paintings a softness and warmth that that mirrors the creatures I paint.
Getting to work with wild animals is an incredible privilege and painting individual birds, as I know them, in a way that captures their amazing personality is an honor. I am so very happy to be able to share my work with you.
Erin M Linton
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Interested in rare, vintage RoxyAnn wine? There are some stores in the area that have a few bottles on their shelves. Grab them while they are still available!
- J & J Market — 2 bottles of RoxyAnn Sky Hill Red
- Medford Coop — 4 bottles of 2011 RoxyAnn Syrah & 2 bottles of 2012 RoxyAnn Tempranillo
- Ruch Market — 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Merlot, 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Syrah & 1 bottle of 2012 RoxyAnn Tempranillo
- Spirits World — 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon
As of 3/28/2018
Purchased any one of the above vintage selections? Let us know!
RoxyAnn Winery Voted Favorite Vineyard/Winery
Best of Medford 2018. Favorite Vineyard/Winery again! Thank you to all that voted. Congratulations to our co-winner 2-Hawk Winery.
Greetings and Felicitations Roxyites!
Time for another (famed in song and story!) WINEMAKERS CORNER!!
Hopefully, all of you survived the arduous Holiday Season and are doing well. I guess if you didn’t survive you wouldn’t be reading this!
While things are slightly slower (and considerably colder) in the Winery (and Vineyard) things are still moving along. We have finished putting the 2017 vintage wines down into barrels and now we are taking the 2015 individual bottlings of red varietals out and getting them ready for bottling in February. At the same time, we are looking to finish the 2017 Pinot Gris (aka Medford water!), Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc to bottle as well. Out in the Vineyard the vines are sleeping peacefully waiting for the sun, and warmer temps, to return so they can raise their leaves to the sky and do their ‘Salutations to the Sun’ yet again. Yeah, OK, I wax poetic, but it’s all I’ve got!!
Over at the Tasting Room, we are looking to add a new exterior covering to replace the tents. Do the Happy Dance, Raise the Roof, etc (all the things you hope to NEVER see me do!). This will mean we will not have to put up nor take down the tents EVER AGAIN!!!! YEA!!
So if you see the winemaking staff in the tasting room some afternoon or around the property we “should” all be in good spirits. Until the Bottling truck shows up that is.
So remember RoxyAnn wines are like Doritos…drink all you want and we’ll make more!
From deep in the Winery Bunker,
Your Friendly Local Winemaker Kent Barthman
Insulated Wine Tote Now Available in the Tasting Room
It’s all about the glitz and glamour, darling! Stay fashionable and on trend with this gorgeous insulated aqua wine purse, designed to store your favorite boxed wine as well as your on the go essentials – from sunglasses to makeup to that page-turning beach read that everyone’s talking about. Simply stash the wine in the bottom compartment, compile your must-have accessories and hit the road!
- Fits a 3L box/bladder comfortably
- Pebbled, insulated faux leather
- Includes Keyfab bottle opener keychain
Available in Aqua & Black (more colors arriving soon). Stop by the tasting room today.
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.